The motor ship "DREMORA 2" arrived at the Reni seaport with the first shipment of large-sized equipment of the turbines and engineering services division (ATES) of SIMEC Atlantis Energy for the second stage of the Dniester wind farm in the amount of 1021 tons. This was reported by the Administration of the seaports of Ukraine.
The equipment is unloaded by two Condor gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of 40 tons each to the port's warehouses with subsequent reloading onto special vehicles.
Two more shipments with power equipment totaling up to 3,600 tons are expected to arrive at the port soon, the Administration noted.
Recall that the first stage of the Dniester wind farm was commissioned on March 2, 2021. Its capacity is 40 MW. At the moment, construction has begun on the second stage with a capacity of 60 MW, which will be launched in the first half of 2022.
Dniester wind farm with a total capacity of 100 MW to produce 360 million kWh per year, and this is enough to provide electricity to 180,000 households during the year. The use of this green energy will avoid the emission of the equivalent of 280 thousand tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
A subsidiary of VR Capital Elementum Energy is building the Dniester wind farm together with the American developer Ukraine Power Resources.
Earlier it was reported that the American company VR Capital stopped four projects for the construction of wind farms in Ukraine with a total capacity of 260 MW due to financial risks due to the possible introduction of an excise tax on the production of "green" electricity at the level of 3.2%. The new excise tax is provided for by the resource bill No. 5600, the second reading of which was postponed this Thursday for another 10 days.